Delia Locke


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Oct. 3. which we returned, and Mr. & Mrs. Burtthen left us for Drytown. They have madeus a very short visit this time. The goods whichGeorge shipped for us on the ship "Mary", havearrived in nice order, among which are askeleton and some books to add to our library.Mr. Walker was here to tea, and will remainover night. He is not very well.Oct. 4. Sabbath. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 69. Mr.Walker has been here all day sick. Asfor Luther and myself, we have such badcolds, that we have been obliged to remainat home, and could not attend theS. school. The mail from the East has oncemore arrived, bringing intelligence of thesickness of Cousin Rebecca Statson. She has thebronchitis so badly, that they fear she willnever recover. Grandmother Hammond hasbeen quite sick with the erysipelas, but hasrecovered. Susan says she is fast failing of age.Oct. 5. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 82. S.S.73. Luther's coldseems worse today. Mr. Walker rode home afterdinner. Dr. has been unpacking a box of newbooks which are to be added to our library.Oct. 6. T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 61. The day hasbeen cloudy and rainy. George spent the forenoon here.Oct. 7. Wednesday. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 65.The weather has been cloudy and unpromising.Mr. Russel, who has moved upon the placeformerly occupied by Mr. Shepard, calledand took dinner with us. He says thatMr. Shepard has been ordered from theplace where he had taken his stock - Suisunvalley - by the citizens of that vicinity, whodo not wish so much stock to be brought intotheir neighborhood. Mr. Shepard thinks oftrying to locate on Cache Creek. Their furniturewas much injured in moving by beingbroken. They have been quite unfortunate.Oct. 8. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 60. We have hadrefreshing showers today. I have been preservingsome peaches from our garden.Oct. 9. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 68.Oct. 10. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 68. I have beenquite unwell today - feverish. Rev. Mr. Carnduffcalled for a few minutes.Oct. 11. Sabbath. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 72. TodayI have been obliged to lie in bed most ofthe time, on account of being sick andweak. Rev. Mr. Carnduff came here afterpreaching, and will remain all night.Luther is not very well.

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